Exploring Vilnius's churches is always a delight, and this Christmas, travellers have the opportunity to enjoy them in an especially festive fashion. A handful of the capital's most evocative churches will be hosting Christmas concerts, beginning on Sunday, December 17th. Vilnius's proud Cathedral will host the final concert, which will be on Monday 8th January.
All concerts are free of charge, and they will be performed by a number of gifted Lithuanian ensembles - scroll downwards for some divine inspiration!
Echoes of Christmas in the Churches of Vilnius
December 17, 6 p.m.
Sigute Trimakaite (soprano), Inga Gylyte (violin), Raimondas Jakutis (hornpipe).
St. Cross Church (Daukanto square 1)
December 18, 11 a.m.
Arunas Malikenas (baritone), Kastytis Mikiska (hornpipe), Jurate Landsbergyte (organ).
St. Mary Virgin Church (Seliu g.17)
December 18, 12.15 a.m.
Sigute Trimakaite (soprano), Mantas Karpovicius (tenor), Irmantas Andriunas (hornpipe), Raimundas Simanavicius (saxophone), Nijole Baranauskaite (organ).
Prince of Peace Church (Svarioji 3, Pavilnys, Vilnius)
December 20, 18.30 p.m.
Ausra Cicenaite (soprano), Aiste Dvarionaite (violin), Juste Tankeviciute (piano), Justas Dvarionas (piano).
St. Johns church (Sv. Jono g. 12)
December 26, 11.30 a.m.
Ieva Matulionyte (soprano), Valentinas Gelgotas (flute), Arunas Staskus (organ).
St. Cross Arrival Church (Kalvariju g. 225)
December 26, 2 p.m.
Gintaras Liaugminas (baritone), Antanas Ladyga (tuba), Linas Duzinskas (organ).
St. Rapolas Church (Snipiskiu g. 1)
January 8, 2 p.m.
Aldona Miksyte (soprano), Sigute Trimakaite (soprano), Laima Sulskute (flute), Bernardas Vasiliauskas (organ) etc.
Vilnius Cathedral (Katedros a. 1)